Work Area: Cartels

PGA Tour accused of monopolising professional golf

The PGA Tour has sought to illegally maintain its monopoly over elite golf events by suspending members that compete in rival tournaments, 11 golfers including Phil Mickelson have alleged.

04 August 2022

Egyptian enforcer cracks open criminal egg cartel case

The Egyptian Competition Authority has alleged that four egg brokers colluded to fix the price of egg cartons sold to retailers in several parts of the country for nearly two years.

02 August 2022

Daimler loses bid to exclude garbage trucks from EU trucks decision

The European Court of Justice has said that waste collection and other special-purpose vehicles are covered by the EU’s trucks cartel decision, in response to a preliminary referral from a German court presiding over a follow-on damages claim against Daimler.

01 August 2022

Austrian enforcer asks Cartel Court to reexamine decision for first time

The Austrian antitrust watchdog is urging the country’s Cartel Court to review its decision to impose discounted fines on the country’s largest construction company for its role in a bid-rigging cartel after finding the leniency applicant may have concealed evidence.

29 July 2022

CAT president rules out combined judgments in UK sports data litigation

A UK judge has said he will hand down separate judgments in two overlapping cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and an English court that involve competition claims and counterclaims between sports data and betting companies.

28 July 2022

Philippines to increase scrutiny of pharmaceutical sector

The Philippine Competition Commission has said it will strengthen enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector following a call from the country’s president to ensure cartels are not contributing to high drug prices.

26 July 2022

Oral hearings not essential for fair appeals, CAT president says

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal can oversee a fair appeal process without holding a hearing, its president has said while rejecting drugmakers' claims that oral submissions are a fundamental part of their appeals against excessive pricing penalties.

25 July 2022

Indonesia accuses 27 cooking oil companies of price fixing

Indonesia’s Competition Commission has accused 27 cooking oil companies of allegedly fixing prices and restricting supply in a high-profile cartel case that has garnered widespread public support.

22 July 2022

Slaughterhouses must face expanded wage-fixing suit

A Maryland federal court has denied five motions to dismiss a lawsuit accusing some of the largest chicken and turkey producers of conspiring to fix the wages of their workers.

21 July 2022

Cartels by another name?

The Department of Justice has made clear that it intends to restart criminal prosecutions under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. Arnold & Porter partner Andre Geverola – a former director of criminal litigation at the Antitrust Division – explains why these charges will likely tie directly into the agency’s cartel enforcement and predicts what type of case it may bring first.

20 July 2022

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